Living the San Francisco Dream



Good morning! I woke early this morning, with my mind racing, thinking of all the tasks that need to be accomplished today:

  • organizing documents for my new listing and uploading them to My Doc Central so any interested buyers can read all about this great place;
  • finishing a web site for a new listing and getting the final touches done for tomorrow's open house;
  • checking to see if a rental house is still available (rentals are in high demand here, too) and if so arrange to show my clients whose house is pending--they need to be settled in just a couple of weeks;
  • buying some medical equipment my husband will need when he's discharged from rehab on Sunday;
  • driving across town and visiting with my husband, watching him get stronger and more mobile day by day;
  • researching and preparing an Opinion of Value letter for a past client who needs to know the value of her mother's condo at the date of death
  • and then there's the rest of the "ordinary" stuff - the notes, emails, telephone calls to clients, neighbors -- the stuff we do everyday

Time  blocking is the only way I'll get through today -- and I've blocked 30 minutes to do a bit of yoga and just breathe!

I love this picture of my friend taken on an evening hike in March - whenever I glance at it my mind says, "breathe."




--- Come for a visit; Stay for a lifetime!

Lottie Kendall, Realtor®


CA DRE#10215160; 650-465-4547

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Comment balloon 21 commentsLottie Kendall • April 24 2015 06:05AM


Breathing is essential to staying above ground...  

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) about 5 years ago

Here's to your husband being well Lottie Kendall .  Hope you and he have a wonderful weekend!

Posted by Bruce Hicks, Your Lifetime Friend/Helper! (Best Homes Hawaii) about 5 years ago

Hope you husband is on his way to a speedy recovery.  Taking the tie to organize goes a long way to having a successful day

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) about 5 years ago

Lottie Kendall 

Sounds like a busy day but it's good stuff! That's a terrific photo to remind us to take a few moments for ourselves - something I don't do. I am frantically finishing up a few things before jumping n the car and driving 6 hrs. to Phoenix for a wedding tomorrow. With 4 things in escrow it's a little busy but between the phone and iPad it will all be fine. And a little time to enjoy the desert and family is just the thing

Good luck with your day!

Enjoy the weekend!


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California) about 5 years ago

Sounds like a busy productive day. I'm sure the day your husband comes home will be the best ever.

Posted by Janice Ankrett, Staging Professional (Janice Ankrett Home Staging) about 5 years ago

Lottie time blocking is a great strategy but you are right breathing is essential. Taking time to gather your mind and spirit is very necessary so don't get so distracted by tasks that you forget to take some time for yourself even if it's just 30 minutes. Have a great day!

Posted by Tanya Van Blake-Coleman, Improving the Quality of Your Life (Van Blake-Coleman Realty, St. Thomas/ about 5 years ago

Good morning, Lottie Kendall sad, but there are times when we don't stop long enough to breathe!!

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) about 5 years ago


Beautiful shot, and great thinking on your part.  We are devoted fans and practice yoga also.  Wishing you a great weekend, and a speedy recovery for your husband. A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) about 5 years ago

That is a great shot and I agree with the sentiment.  Sounds like a hectic Friday, but remember to take some time to breathe!

Posted by John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852 (Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,) about 5 years ago


You have one active day . . . . you will need some time to breathe . . . . and get your second wind.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) about 5 years ago

Lottie: It's been like this for me for awhile, and I just get up and plow right in. I do give myself a break late in the afternoon whether it's going to have a Latte with a friend, or walking my dogs.

Posted by Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®, Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea about 5 years ago

I can identify with the long list.  And I had such a long list of things all week.  But it ended with a few hours of snuggles with some beautiful kids tonight.  We loved it.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) about 5 years ago

You will have a busy weekend. I am sure you will be able  to do all the things on your To-Do list.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) about 5 years ago

You're definitely right about that, James Dray!

Bruce HicksJanice Ankrett  and Ed Silva - thanks for the good wishes. My husband is doing very well and comes home tomorrow. Before long he'll be back out on our glorious hiking trails--that's the goal!



Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 5 years ago

Jeff Dowler CRS - you're probably in the car now. Enjoy the time with your family--isn't it wonderful that we can keep all the balls in the air from wherever we are? We had some rain here last night; if you did, too, the desert will be extra beautiful. Enjoy the weekend.

Hi Tanya Van Blake-Coleman - time blocking is always wise, but during extra busy periods I find it essential. I did take time yesterday for a 30-minute walk, which does wonders for my sanity. Wishing you a great weekend.


Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 5 years ago

Barbara Todaro - I admire your commitment to getting to the gym on a regular basis. When we take care of ourselves (hard to do!) everything else gets done much more smoothly.

Good morning Ron and Alexandra Seigel - your jaunts to the farmers' market must help you relax and breathe. Yoga, walks, laughing with friends - all good.

Hi John Meussner - hectic days for sure, but good ones. Wishing you a great weekend.

Lou Ludwig - second winds can be very productive times. All the best.

Hi Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® - you're wise to realize the benefit of taking breaks, especially during these busy times.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 5 years ago

Tammy Lankford - snuggle time is the best!

Yes, Gita Bantwal - busy weekends, busy weeks. The essentials get done. They get done better if I take short breaks for breathing, focusing on the beauty, laughing. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 5 years ago

You've got a busy day ahead of you, but I have every confidence that taking those deep breaths are going to get you through it.  So glad to hear Gene is coming home tomorrow.

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) about 5 years ago

Breathing -- and coffee Roger D. Mucci!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 5 years ago

Hello Lottie, I hope you and your husband are feeling great!  You are correct.  We should always take a time out to breathe.  That's a healthy habit.

Posted by Regina P. Brown, M.B.A., Broker, Instructor (MBA Broker Consultants) about 5 years ago

Hi Regina P. Brown - thanks for stopping by, and for your well wishes. My husband is now home and rehab is going well. I made it to yoga class last Tuesday evening--hope to get to another one soon. Taking a bit of time to center and breathe makes getting through the hectic times that much easier. Best wishes to you.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 5 years ago